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| FS_URL_03 = [[Michigan Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
| FS_URL_04 = [[Michigan Church Records]]  
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Step-by-Step Michigan Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
  
This collection consists of an index to selected marriages from various churches throughout Michigan. Many of the records are from Lenawee, Manistee, Saginaw, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. In addition to marriages the collection contains some baptisms, confirmations, membership lists, funerals and member lists. The records may be in English, German, Danish and Swedish.  
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This collection consists of an index to selected marriages from various churches throughout Michigan, 1865-1931. Many of the records are from Lenawee, Manistee, Saginaw, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. In addition to marriages the collection contains some baptisms, confirmations, membership lists, funerals and member lists. The records may be in English, German, Danish and Swedish.  
  
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=== Reading These Records ===
  
 
These records are in English, German, Danish and Swedish. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:  
 
These records are in English, German, Danish and Swedish. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:  
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*[[Swedish Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[[Swedish Genealogical Word List]]
  
== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
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=== Image Visibility ===
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{{Image Visibility}}
  
The information found varies by record type. You may find any of the following:
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information may be found in these records
  
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'''Marriage'''
 
*Names of the primary individuals such as the bride and groom  
 
*Names of the primary individuals such as the bride and groom  
 
*Event dates and places  
 
*Event dates and places  
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*Names of other family members and their residences  
 
*Names of other family members and their residences  
 
*Names of sponsors and witnesses and their residences  
 
*Names of sponsors and witnesses and their residences  
*Biographical details  
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*Biographical details
*Other remarks
 
  
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
*The name of your ancestor.
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*The name of your ancestor
*The approximate date of marriage.
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*The approximate date of marriage
*The place where the marriage occurred.
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*The place where the marriage occurred
*The name of the intended spouse.
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*The name of the intended spouse
*The names of family members and their relationships.
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*The names of family members and their relationships
  
'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2515887?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page]:'''<br>Fill in the requested information on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about those in the list to what you already know about your own ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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=== Search the Index ===
 
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
When you have located your ancestor’s marriage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.
 
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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*Add any new information to your records
*Use locations to find family in census, church, and land records.
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date  
*Use the information to search for the family in additional state and county records.
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*Use locations to find family in census, church, and land records
*Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives.
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*Use the information to search for the family in additional state and county records
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives
  
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names  
*Look for another index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Look for another index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records  
*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor.
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*A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor could be in a neighboring locality
*A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring locality.
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=== Research Helps ===
 
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Michigan, United States Genealogy|Michigan]].
{{Tip|Don’t overlook {{FHL|Michigan, Marriage Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog.}}
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* [[GuidedResearch:Michigan|Michigan Guided Research]]
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* [[Michigan Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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* [[Step-by-Step Michigan Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
  
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found.  Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
 
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found.  Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
  
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Collection years 1865-1931
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Churches from various counties.


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of an index to selected marriages from various churches throughout Michigan, 1865-1931. Many of the records are from Lenawee, Manistee, Saginaw, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. In addition to marriages the collection contains some baptisms, confirmations, membership lists, funerals and member lists. The records may be in English, German, Danish and Swedish.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are in English, German, Danish and Swedish. For help with reading the records, see the following resources:

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images.

For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records

Marriage

  • Names of the primary individuals such as the bride and groom
  • Event dates and places
  • Birth, marriage and death dates and places
  • Residences
  • Names of other family members and their residences
  • Names of sponsors and witnesses and their residences
  • Biographical details

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of marriage
  • The place where the marriage occurred
  • The name of the intended spouse
  • The names of family members and their relationships

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date
  • Use locations to find family in census, church, and land records
  • Use the information to search for the family in additional state and county records
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify other relatives

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Look for another index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor could be in a neighboring locality

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Michigan.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.

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